dallas born ✿ nyc based
school of the art institute of chicago
graphic design ✿ fibers art ✿ object design
B I O
Hannah Cavuoti was born in Dallas, Texas. She is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. Her work is heavily informed by the ever-present power all objects and places hold. The ways in which this power translates differently for everyone is of great importance to her. Her work includes large-scale screen prints, weavings, and acrylic pieces. Cavuoti received a degree in Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2018.
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A R T I S T S T A T E M E N T
I am a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. I firmly believe objects and places hold immeasurable power. This residual power is indescribable and feels different for everyone. We remember situations/objects/places how we want to remember them. Consequently, the truth destroys our self-soothing illusions.
Simply put, my work begs the question: what do you find precious? I choose to express this concept through large-scale screen prints, weavings, and acrylic.
My precious items: (1) two beer bottle caps my dad handed me as he arbitrarily claimed they were good luck. I have held on to them through five moves now. (2) Two crayon drawings I did as a kid while on a road trip. I consider them my best work.
I choose to work with fibers to present my ideas because of the mysterious and unwieldy nature of the practice. Function and rationality become secondary when I work with fibers. My object design practice exists in a similar fashion. I give personalized meaning to my objects through the process in which they are fabricated. In doing so, the objects transcend the idea of functionality and subvert the decorative ideal expected from a designed object.